PCI-SIG® DevCon – Teledyne LeCroy, Inc., the
worldwide leader in protocol test solutions and a business unit of
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), today announced the
industry’s first PCI Express (PCIe) protocol analyzers for the
next-generation PCIe 5.0 specification at the PCI-SIG
Developers Conference 2019. PCIe 5.0 doubles the data rates offered
by PCIe 4.0 and Teledyne LeCroy’s Summit™ family of high-speed PCIe
protocol analyzers is the only test equipment available that meets the
challenge of 32 GT/s protocol analysis. PCI-SIG, the consortium that
owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards,
announced the new PCIe 5.0 specification in May.
“Teledyne LeCroy protocol analyzers have been at the forefront of PCIe
development since its inception, and our tools played an important role
in the validation of the new PCIe 5.0 specification,” said Joe Mendolia,
Vice President of Marketing, Protocol Solutions Group, Teledyne LeCroy.
“As a result, we are first to market with test equipment enabling
companies to develop products using the new high-speed specification.”
“High performance computing, cloud computing, and artificial
intelligence are driving the need for next-generation buses to support
higher performance storage and networking infrastructures. PCIe 5.0
doubles the data rates previously available, and will allow for the
development of next-generation computing devices. Our Summit™ family of
high-speed PCIe protocol analyzers will be used by developers leveraging
PCIe 5.0 communication technology to develop products being launched in
the next few years,” said Kevin Prusso, VP and GM of Teledyne’s Test and
“The industry continues to rally to PCIe Gen 5 as the foundational
interconnect of next-generation I/O,” said Jim Pappas, Director of
Technology Initiatives, Intel Corporation. “Teledyne LeCroy joins the
ranks of innovators enabling the growing PCIe Gen 5 ecosystem, providing
protocol analyzers and exercisers to help enable a smooth transition and
“Synopsys and Teledyne LeCroy have a long history of collaboration
through many generations of the PCI Express protocol and have recently
completed interoperability testing between our silicon-proven
DesignWare® IP for PCI Express 5.0 with Teledyne LeCroy’s Summit T54
protocol analyzer,” said Scott Knowlton, Sr. Product Marketing Manager
at Synopsys. “This combined solution enables designers to incorporate
the PCI Express 5.0 protocol into their designs with confidence and
thoroughly test and analyze their silicon.”
“Member company tools that promote protocol adherence and
interoperability help to ensure the continued success of the PCI Express
standard,” said PCI-SIG Chairman and President Al Yanes. “Teledyne
LeCroy is a valued member of PCI-SIG and its tools are helping to enable
the broad adoption of interoperable products based on PCI Express
Summit Protocol Analyzers with PCIe 5.0 Support
The Summit family of PCIe protocol analyzers can support either the PCIe
4.0 or the PCIe 5.0 specifications.
The Summit M5x protocol analyzer showcased at last year’s PCI SIG
DevCon natively supports PCIe 4.0 and has become an important tool for
storage companies doing PCIe 4.0 and NVMe protocol analysis and jammer
testing. Now this protocol analyzer can additionally support PCIe 5.0
through an easy-to-upgrade software license.
The Summit T54 protocol analyzer supports PCIe 5.0 technology at
speeds of up to 32GT/s and up to x4 link widths. It also provides up to
64GB of recording memory that can be expanded to support up to 128GB of
recording memory at up to x8 link widths by cascading a second Summit
T54 system. The Summit T54 can be controlled through USB or can be
remotely networked and controlled through a 1000baseT Ethernet
connection. It also can be synchronized with other high-speed protocol
analyzers or oscilloscopes from Teledyne LeCroy.
About Teledyne LeCroy Inc.
Teledyne LeCroy Inc. is a leading manufacturer of advanced
oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that
verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic
systems quickly and thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company
has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products
that enhance “Time-to-Insight”. Faster time to insight enables users to
rapidly find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically
improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end
markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more
information, visit Teledyne LeCroy’s website at teledynelecroy.com.
About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Teledyne is a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital
imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and
engineered systems. Teledyne’s operations are primarily located in the
United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Western and Northern
Europe. For more information, visit Teledyne’s website at www.teledyne.com.
PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as
open industry standards. The organization defines industry standard I/O
(input/output) specifications consistent with the needs of its members.
Currently, PCI-SIG is comprised of over 700 industry-leading member
companies. To join PCI-SIG, and for a list of the Board of Directors,
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